Bimeria pusilla Fraser, 1925

Calder, Dale R. & Choong, Henry H. C., 2018, Names of hydroids (Cnidaria, Hydrozoa) established by Charles McLean Fraser (1872 - 1946), excluding those from Allan Hancock Expeditions, Zootaxa 4487 (1), pp. 1-83: 11

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scientific name

Bimeria pusilla Fraser, 1925
status

 

Bimeria pusilla Fraser, 1925 

? Bimeria pusilla Fraser, 1925: 168  , fig. 2.

Garveia pusilla  .— Cairns et al., 1991: 14.

Type material. CAS-IZ 21799.00: USA, California, San Francisco Estuary, San Francisco Bay , Marin County, Lime Point , 10 August 1896, specimen count 1, coll  . University of California; 10% formalin. 

Type locality. USA, California: San Francisco Bay, Lime Point ( Fraser 1925). 

Current status. Species inquirenda (WoRMS).

Remarks. The only known type material of Bimeria pusilla  , in collections at the CASAbout CAS (CAS-IZ 2 1799.00), is listed as a syntype. The online database indicates a specimen count of “1”, and Fraser’s (1925) description of the species appears to have been based on a single colony. No other type material of B. pusilla  was located, and the CASAbout CAS specimen may be the holotype by monotypy.

The brief account of Bimeria pusilla  by Fraser (1925) was based on sterile material. Although the hydroid appears to have been a bougainvilliid, it is not referable to Bimeria Wright, 1859  because the tentacles are not covered by a sheath of perisarc basally. Cairns et al. (1991, 2002) included the species in Garveia Wright, 1859  , but verification is warranted. Garveia pusilla  is listed in WoRMS as a taxon inquirenda, and we agree.

CAS

California Academy of Sciences

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Cnidaria

Class

Hydrozoa

Order

Anthoathecata

Family

Bougainvilliidae

Genus

Bimeria

Loc

Bimeria pusilla Fraser, 1925

Calder, Dale R. & Choong, Henry H. C. 2018

2018
Loc

Bimeria pusilla

Fraser, 1925 : 168

Loc

Garveia pusilla

Cairns et al., 1991 : 14